So I was off early this morning to get a haircut, and I remembered I was low on soda (Diet-Rite). There is a Target in the same shopping center as the barber shop I go to, so rather than get in the car, drive the 3 minutes to the grocery store, I figured I would just stroll next door to Target and pick up a 12-pack there.
No problem — what's a 12-pack cost? Most people would say three or four dollars. This 12-pack cost $53.44…
"Oh, I could use some new dress socks for work…"
"And while I'm here, I might as well pick up tennis balls…"
"Hmmm… that would make a nice stocking stuffer…"
"Hey — I like that long-sleeve t-shirt…"
On the upside, I'm happy to report that the store was NOT over-the-top decorated for Christmas yet — there were bits and pieces, but it didn't want to make me run out screaming.